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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors looking up at the champs -- for now

LeBron and the Cavs retain the throne, but it may only be a matter of time until Golden State vaults to No. 1. See where all 30 teams land as the Committee readies for the 2016-17 season.

LeBron taking season 'day-by-day' (0:38)
Elhassan says Warriors' depth is Achilles heel (0:52)
Cleveland is the hottest spot for sports (1:03)
Indians looking to match Cavaliers' title with one of their own (1:00)
Warriors, Durant looking forward for what's to come this season (0:58)
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Shaquille O'Neal teams up with Krispy Kreme

Basketball Hall of Famer and broadcaster Shaquille O'Neal, a big fan of Krispy Kreme, has been named a global spokesperson for the brand.

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Rockets try to move on without Patrick Beverley

With Patrick Beverley sidelined four to six weeks with a knee injury, the Rockets will need all their players to step up their defense.

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3dZach Lowe

The entire NBA rated by tiers

How will the season shape up for your favorite squad? We split up the best teams, the bottom-feeders and everything in between.

Cavs keep up championship pace in busy offseason (1:33)
Thompson fires back at anonymous staffer's 'cowards' quote (1:35)
Durant making Warriors stronger (0:52)
Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)
The Bulls have a new leader in Butler (1:38)
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Golden State's Draymond Green problem

In ESPN The Magazine's NBA Preview Issue, Ethan Strauss reveals how Draymond Green is the player to lead the Warriors to a dynasty -- or the man who could stand in their way.


Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala have once again been appointed captains of the team, ESPN has learned. Steve Kerr made this decision recently. There was not a team vote.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Steve Kerr said he's rooting for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series because his son is a die-hard Cubs fan. He understands Cleveland fans may think it's a jab.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Iguodala if McCaw reminds him of a player. Andre was quite complimentary, and went with a Ron Harper comp

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I cut practice shorter (Sunday), but I see he got a great workout last night," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Kevin Durant's involvement at the Kanye West concert last night.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr on KD at the Kanye concert: "I cut practice short cuz I saw he got a great workout last night."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs have yet to get definitive word on Devin Harris' foot injury, but they are bracing for him to miss extended time.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue says that his ring with the Cavs as a coach means more to him than the two rings he earned as a player with the Lakers: "It meant more because of everything I had to go through. I think the Lakers, when I won two championships, we were favored to win so being the underdogs going into the Finals, being down 3-1, going through all the things I had to go through in the second half of the season and our team had to go through, this meant a lot more to me than the first two."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge hints that Marcus Smart might not be ready for opening night: "I think the only negative thing I can say [from preseason] is that we don't have Marcus for the first however long — a week or a few days, I'm guessing, however long he'll be out."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge: "There's really no reason why we waived R.J. [Hunter] other than we had 16 bodies."


Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

NBA free agent point guard Andre Miller, 40, still wants to play and hopes to sign with a playoff caliber team, a source told The Undefeated. With Miller not on an NBA team right now, that leaves Memphis forward Vince Carter as the oldest player in the league born on Jan. 26, 1977.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

With his third child arriving soon, Dirk Nowitzki jokes at Mavs' tipoff luncheon: "At this rate, we're going for eight or nine. I've got to slow my roll."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

After waiving second-year wing Anthony Brown, the Los Angeles Lakers' 15-man roster is set -- and it includes both Thomas Robinson and Metta World Peace, two players who were believed to have been fighting for the team's final roster spot. Brown, a second-round draft pick out of Stanford in 2015, played sparingly for the Lakers last season and throughout the preseason.